September/October 2012 Issue

Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community, a video podcast series delivering brief and practical advice from respected school library leaders on important questions about school libraries today and in the future. Questions are based on the themes of Knowledge Quest issues. 

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Q: How do you overcome barriers to using social media in school library programs?

Sue Kowalski is the librarian at Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa (NY) Central School District. Pine Grove was an AASL 2011 National School Library Program of the Year recipient. She is the current president-elect of NYLA-SSL and recently named as a Visionary Leader by Teacher Librarian.

Andy Plemmons is a school librarian in Athens, Georgia.  He teaches students in PreK-5th grade at David C. Barrow Elementary.  The participatory culture and collaborative projects of the Barrow Media Center are regularly featured on his blog Barrow Media Center

All 30 Second Thought Leader Videos are available in the Archive

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